Reacting to news of the sale of 52 homes, Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant has written to Health Secretary Jeane Freeman urging the Scottish Government to take the homes in Scotland under local authority control.
The Care Inspectorate has decided to no longer pursue the cancellation of the service’s registration through the courts.’
HC-One, the operator of Home Farm, confirmed the change of heart this week after a deal said to have been brokered by local MP, Ian Blackford.
The SNP’s Westminster Leader has also written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to request immediate top up payments for careworkers elsewhere who are facing similar circumstances.
This could mean new care arrangements will be put in place for residents at Home Farm Care Home.
Seven residents have died due to the coronavirus outbreak at the independent Home Farm Care Home on Skye.
A seventh death has occurred at the care home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
There have been no cases of the virus at Abbeyfield Ballachulish, Invernevis House in Fort William or Moss Park at Caol.
In a statement last night (Friday), NHS Highland said it recognised that the coronavirus outbreak which has seen the deaths of five residents at Home Farm care home in Portree, was causing concern in the local community and that the health board wanted to give an update on the actions being taken to address this.